MSI and Intel showcase prototype Mini_CUDIMM DDR5 memory tech

MSI and Intel plans to make DDR5 memory faster and less latent with “revolutionary” memory modules

Intel and MSI have been experimenting with the DDR5 memory standard, hoping to find a way to enable faster DDR5 memory speeds and lower latencies for PC users. Not only will this give future PCs access to more bandwidth, but it will also make PCs more responsive. Currently, their experimentation has resulted in new Mini_CUDIMM memory modules.

While MSI’s experimental motherboard is based on Intel’s Z790 platform, MSI has made it clear to us that this tech is targeted at “future” hardware releases. As such, we don’t expect this new memory tech to come to market anytime soon. At a minimum, we are waiting for Arrow Lake.

With their Mini_CUDIMM memory modules, DR5 circuits have been optimised for “near-perfect equality”. This design ensures lower latencies. Additionally, their shorter trace lengths should help enable support for faster DDR5 memory speeds.

It is clear at Computex that Intel and motherboard manufacturers are seeking ways to reduce memory latencies. We have already reported on MSI’s new Project Zero Plus motherboard, which uses CAMM2 memory to achieve similar results to this motherboard’s prototype memory DIMMs. It looks like the industry is trying to move away from traditional DRAM DIMM modules. Will this transition be successful?

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